Saturday, March 14, 2009

Obama White House enforces right of publicity against casino

After a complaint by the White House, an Indiana casino has agreed to pull print and TV ads featuring an Obama look- and sound-alike, reports the Indianapolis Star:

Indiana Live! Casino has agreed to pull ads that show a President Barack Obama lookalike calling for economic growth and “change you can believe in,” said Mark Hemmerle, the casino's general manager.

The White House this week asked the casino to stop using the ad campaign, he said.

The print ads have run in The Indianapolis Star and commercials have appeared on local TV and radio stations. There are also billboards.

Here's the TV ad:

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